Obituaries for the week of Sept. 7
● By J. Chambless
Carl D. Parrett, 74, of Chadds Ford, passed away on Aug. 30 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester.
He was the husband of Judy Gill Parrett, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, Del., he was the son of Margaret Bell Parrett of Chadds Ford, and the late Carl A. Parrett. Carl was a street light technician for Delmarva Power & Light in Newark, Del., retiring in 1998 after 28 years of service. He was an avid animal watcher, loved the great outdoors, enjoyed going to the beach, life in general, and being with his family and friends, especially his two granddaughters, Brooklyn and Hallie.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Darlene Parrett-Harris and her husband Jonathan of Kennett Square, and Denise Parrett of Kennett Square; two brothers, Joe Parrett of Chadds Ford, and Donnie Parrett and his wife Andrea of West Grove; one sister, Susan Plumley and her husband George of Kennett Square, and two granddaughters. He was predeceased by one son, C.J. Parrett.
A funeral was held Sept. 8. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to The Chester County SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.
ALICE C. FOX
Alice C. Fox, 59, of West Grove, passed away on Aug. 31 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital.
She was the loving wife of Joseph P. Fox, with whom she shared 39 years of marriage. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Ronald H. and Marie Hope Fountain Haas. Alice was an office manager for many years at Safeguard Business Systems in Chadds Ford. She was a very active member of the Chatham United Methodist Church, and loved singing with the choir. She enjoyed summers at the shore and being with family and friends, all of whom were touched by her kindness. She was always there to help without being asked, and never expected anything in return.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Kelle Fox of Schnecksville, Pa., and Laura Fox of Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister, Louise Sperirs of Wyncote, Pa.; and two grandsons, Austin and Gavin.
A memorial service was held Sept. 5. In memory of Alice, a contribution may be made to the Chatham United Methodist Church, 3215 Gap Newport Pike, West Grove, PA 19390; or to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.
KIMBERLY SUE TROSINO
Kimberly Sue Trosino, 39, of Avondale, died on Aug. 31 at her home, surrounded by her family, after a lifelong struggle with heart disease.
Born in Chester, she was a daughter of Ronald Albert and Sandra Ann (Price) Trosino of Vance, S.C. She was a graduate of Oxford High School. Most important in her life was her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include, in addition to her parents, her partner Jeff Holmes of Avondale; two sons, Ryan and Jacob, both of Toughkenamon; one brother, Robert (Christine) of Barnegat, N.J.; one sister, Debbie Clark (Carl) of Summerville, S.C.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, especially aunt Shirley Price, who was constantly by her side for many years.
A funeral was held Sept. 6. Contributions in her memory may be made to her gofundme account. To view her online tribute or share a memory with her family, visit www.griecocares.com.
NORMA T. STIDOMS
Norma T. Stidoms, 90, of Elkton, Md., formerly of Oxford, passed away on Sept. 5 at her home.
was the wife of the late Wells A. Stidoms, Sr. Born in Hillsville,
Va., she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Lula Rebecca Pugh
Harden. Norma was employed with Walmart as a greeter, and as a
cashier for Rite Aid and Dollar Tree. She was a member of New Life
Fellowship in Elkton, Md., and formerly attended Apostolic Gospel
Church in Kennett Square. Norma enjoyed volunteering at Union
Hospital, crocheting, singing and playing guitar.
She is survived by two sons, Wells A. “Buddy” Stidoms, Jr., of Oxford, and Roy Stidoms of Elkton, Md.; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jane Snyder of Kennett Square. She was preceded in death by one son, Jesse Stidoms; two daughters, Wanda Hile and Rose Hennessy; one brother, Roy Harden; and two sisters, Merlene Couden and Wanda Harden.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. (86 Pine St., Oxford), where friends and family may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
SUSAN F. ASNIS
Susan F. Asnis, 85, of Nottingham, passed away on Sept. 5 at her home.
She was the wife of the late Robert E. Asnis. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Carmen and Antoinette Melargni Fionda. Susan was retired from the County of Chester Health Department and Emergency Services. She was a member and former choir member of the Nottingham Presbyterian Church and the Oxford Women’s Club. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, crocheting and wall art.
She is survived by one son, Robert M. Asnis of Lancaster; and one brother, Domenick Fionda of Littleton, Colo.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Sept. 10 at Nottingham Presbyterian Church (497 W. Christine Rd., Nottingham). Friends may visit at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. (86 Pine St., Oxford), from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. Visit www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
DORIS F. OBARA
Doris Fontana Obara, 89, passed away on Sept. 1.
She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony J. Obara, in 1984. Doris is survived by her two sons, Anthony J. Obara, Jr., and Joseph M. Obara, both of Unionville. A funeral was held Sept. 8 at St. Elizabeth's Church in Wilmington. Interment was in Cathedral Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Doris’s wishes were for contributions to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713, where she spent many hours as a volunteer. Online condolences may be made at www.ruffenachfuneralhome.com.